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Study provides new insight into Parkinson’s disease


April 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study has provided the first link between the most common genetic risk factor for Parkinson's and the hallmark accumulation of a protein called alpha-synuclein within the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mechanism behind addictions and some forms of obesity discovered


October 5th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Alberta have uncovered a mechanism underlying some forms of obesity and addictions, which could lead to a treatment for both diseases.As narcotics ... Read more...

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Stem cells used to treat kids with lethal skin disease


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Minnesota Physician have shown that a lethal skin disease can be successfully treated with stem cell therapy.John E. Wagner and Jakub Tolar, in ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for diabetes identified


February 5th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential target for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes.The research team at Eastern Virginia Medical School, led by Jerry Nadler, has been studying the ... Read more...

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Drug ‘can shrink lung cancer tumours’


November 11th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Scientists from the Imperial College of London have found a promising drug for the treatment of an aggressive form of lung cancer.The drug eliminated small cell lung cancer ... Read more...

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Scientists grow retina cells from skin-derived stem cells


August 25th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have successfully grown multiple types of retina cells from two types of stem cells, giving new hope that damaged retinas may soon come to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anti-aging gene may help reduce hypertension


August 20th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre have found that an anti-aging gene might play a critical role in regulation of high blood pressure.Persistent high blood pressure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential new treatment for prostate cancer developed


February 9th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) Scientists have developed a potential new treatment for prostate cancer, offering hope to thousands of patients.It is a monoclonal antibody to a unique tumour marker for prostate ... Read more...

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Potential new treatment for prostate cancer developed


February 7th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Scientists at Melbourne''s Burnet Institute claim to have developed a potential new treatment for prostate cancer patients.The team led by Associate Professor Pei Xiang Xing, head of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study sheds light on evolution of malaria


December 26th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists have revealed that malarial parasites found in tree-dwelling rats share a close evolutionary relationship with Plasmodium falciparum, the deadly form of malaria ... Read more...

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New drug found to effectively fight latent TB


September 13th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): A new study by an Indian-origin scientist has shown that an investigative drug, called R207910, can effectively fight against latent bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB).R207910 is currently ... Read more...

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How the immune system and brain communicate to control disease


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new study from the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research sheds light on how immune system and brain communicate to control disease.The team has identified a new ... Read more...

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Slowing aging may be the best way to fight diseases in 21st century


July 9th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Experts believe that slowing the aging process can be the best way to fight diseases in 21 st century.S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology at the University ... Read more...

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Immunotherapy could help prevent AIDS


April 9th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 9 (IANS) The immune system can be primed to attack the HIV virus more strongly, making it fitter to fight off the incidental infections and immune breakdown that lead to ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s drug may help fight cancer


March 14th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Indian researchers at Mayo Clinic have found that a drug used to treat Parkinsons disease and other illnesses might also prove effective in treating cancer patients.The study ... Read more...

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